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Anime Expo 2015: Sentai Adds Ushio & Tora, Wakaba Girl, 4 Others

Ushio to Tora Key Visual 001 - 20150329Sentai snatched up a sextet of summer shows.

Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they licensed five shows from the summer anime season:

  • Aoharu x Machinegun Anime
  • Gate: Jiei-tai Ka no Chi ni te, Kaku Tatakaeri (Gate: The Self-Defense Forces Fight Like This in Another Land)
  • School-Live!
  • To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd
  • Ushio & Tora
  • Wakaba Girl

Aoharu x Machinegun is based on NAOE’s manga of the same name. Hideaki Nakano will helm the series at Brain’s Base, with Junko Yamanaka serving a dual role as chief animation director and character designer. The series will kicked off on Japanese TV earlier today.

Gate is an adaptation of Takumi Yanai’s light novel series of the same name. The series, which also kicks off tomorrow, will be directed by Takahiko Kyōgoku (Love Live!) at A-1 Pictures. Jun Nakai (Mardock Scramble) will handle character designs.

School-Live! is based on Norimitsu Kaihō and Sadoru Chiba’s Gakkō Gurashi! manga, which started running in 2012, in the pages of Manga Time Kirara Forward. The series will be directed by Masaomi Ando (White Album 2) at Assassination Classroom studio Lerche. Haruko Iizuka is tasked with character design duties on the title, which hits Japanese TV on July 9.

Wakaba Girl Key Visual 002 - 20150603To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd is the second season of To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness, which originally aired in 2012. The series will be directed by Atsushi Ootsuki, who also directed the first season, and animated by Xebec. Yūichi Oka returns to the project as character designer, and Jin Aketagawa will reprise his role as Sound Director.

To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd will begin airing on July 6.

Ushio & Tora is based on Kazuhiro Fujita’s manga of the same name. The series will be helmed by Trigun director Satoshi Nishimura and animated by MAPPA. Character designs will be handled by Tomoko Mori, while Toshiki Inoue (Death Note, Ranma ½) handles the scripts.

The series kicks off on Japanese TV on July 3.

Wakaba Girl adapts Yui Hara’s four-panel manga of the same name. Seiji Watanabe will direct the series at studio Nexus. Jukki Hanada (Chobits) will handle the show’s scripts, while Kana Ishida (The irregular at magic high school) will provide character designs.

Wakaba Girl will hit Japanese TV on July 3.

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